Guild Park Night Before ChristmasBy Rose Mitchell Spohn, Treasurer, Friends of Guild Park & Gardens, December 2015  

Attached is localized version of the classic Christmas poem, specially updated by our Treasurer Rose Mitchell Spohn. 

It starts with ... 

‘Twas the week before Christmas in Scarborough’s Guild Park,

That “jewel” envisioned by Spencer and Rosa Clark;

Although the old Inn was now a construction site,

The neighbours were hoping “things will be done right” .... 

Enjoy the rest of the poem and have a wonderful holiday.

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1. Frosty the Snowman

Frosty the snowman
Was a jolly happy soul
With a corncob pipe
And a button nose
And two eyes made out of coal
Frosty the snowman
Is a fairy tale they say
He was made of snow but the children know
How he came to life one day
There must have been some magic
In that old silk hat they found
For when they placed it on his head
He began to dance around
O Frosty the snowman
Was alive as he could be
And the children say he could laugh and play
Just the same as you and me

Thumpity thump-thump
Thumpity thump-thump
Look at Frosty go
Thumpity thump-thump
Thumpity thump-thump
Over the hills of snow

Frosty the snowman
Knew the sun was hot that day
So he said "Let's run and we'll have some fun
Now before I melt away"
Down to the village
With a broomstick in his hand
Running here and there all around the square
Saying "catch me if you can!"
He led them down the streets of town
Right to the traffic cop
And he only paused a moment
When he heard him holler "Stop!"
Frosty the snow man had to hurry on his way
But he waved goodbye saying
"Don't you cry
I'll be back again some day

Thumpity thump-thump
Thumpity thump-thump
Look at Frosty go
Thumpity thump-thump
Thumpity thump-thump
Over the hills of snow

2. O Come All Ye Faithful

O come, all ye faithful
Joyful and triumphant
O come ye, O come ye to Bethlehem
Come and behold Him
Born the King of angels
O come, let us adore Him (3 times)
Christ the Lord!

Sing, choirs of angels
Sing in exultation
Sing, all ye citizens of heaven above
Glory to God, In the highest
O come, let us adore Him (3 times)
Christ the Lord!

Yea, Lord, we greet Thee
Born this happy morning
Jesus, to Thee be glory given
Word of the Father
Now in flesh appearing
O come, let us adore Him (3 times)
Christ the Lord!

3. Here Comes Santa Claus

Here comes Santa Claus
Here comes Santa Claus
Right down Santa Claus lane
Vixen and Blitzen and all his reindeer
Pullin' on the reins
Bells are ringin', children singin'
All is merry and bright
Hang your stockings
And say your prayers
'Cause Santa Claus comes tonight!

Here comes Santa Claus
Here comes Santa Claus
Right down Santa Claus lane
He's got a bag that's filled with toys
For boys and girls again
Hear those sleigh bells jingle jangle,
Oh what a beautiful sight
So jump in bed and cover your head
'Cause Santa Claus comes tonight!

Jump in bed and cover your head
'Cause Santa Claus comes tonight!

4. Jingle Bells

Jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way!
O what fun it is to ride
In a one-horse open sleigh
Jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way!
O what fun it is to ride
In a one-horse open sleigh.

Dashing through the snow
In a one-horse open sleigh
O'er the hills we go
Laughing all the way.
Bells on bobtail ring
Making spirits bright
What fun it is to ride and sing
A sleighing song tonight.

Jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way!
O what fun it is to ride
In a one-horse open sleigh.
Jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way!
O what fun it is to ride
In a one-horse open sleigh.

Now the ground is white
Go it while you're young
Take the girls tonight
And sing this sleighing song
Just get a bobtailed bay
Two forty is his speed
Hitch him to an open sleigh
And crack! You'll take the lead.

Jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way!
O what fun it is to ride
In a one-horse open sleigh.
Jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way!
O what fun it is to ride
In a one-horse open sleigh.

O what fun it is to ride
In a one-horse open sleigh.

5. Twelve Days of Christmas

On the first day of Christmas
my true love gave to me:
A Partridge in a Pear Tree

On the second day of Christmas
my true love gave to me:
2 Turtle Doves…

On the third day of Christmas
my true love gave to me:
3 French Hens…

On the fourth day of Christmas
my true love gave to me:
4 Calling Birds…

On the fifth day of Christmas
my true love gave to me:
5 Golden Rings…

On the sixth day of Christmas
my true love gave to me:
6 Geese a Laying…

On the seventh day of Christmas
my true love gave to me:
7 Swans a Swimming…

On the eighth day of Christmas
my true love gave to me:
8 Maids a Milking…

On the ninth day of Christmas
my true love gave to me:
9 Ladies Dancing…

On the tenth day of Christmas
my true love gave to me:
10 Lords a Leaping…

On the eleventh day of Christmas
my true love gave to me:
11 Pipers Piping…

On the first day of Christmas
my true love gave to me:
12 Drummers Drumming…

6. Walking in a Winter Wonderland

Sleigh bells ring, are you listening?
In the lane, snow is glistening
A beautiful sight,
We're happy tonight
Walking in a winter wonderland

Gone away, is the bluebird
Here to stay, is a new bird
He sings a love song,
As we stroll along
Walking in a winter wonderland

In the meadow we can build a snowman
And pretend that he is Parson Brown
He'll say Are you married
We'll say No Man
But you can do the job
When you're in town

Later on, we'll conspire
As we dream by the fire
To face unafraid
The plans that we've made
Walking in a winter wonderland

In the meadow we can build a snowman
And pretend that he’s a circus clown
We’ll have lots of fun
With Mr. Snowman
Until the other kiddies
Knock him down

Later on, we'll conspire
As we dream by the fire
To face unafraid
The plans that we've made
Walking in a winter wonderland
Walking in a winter wonderland

7. Rudolf the Red-nosed Reindeer

You know Dasher and Dancer
and Prancer and Vixen,
Comet and Cupid and Donner
and Blitzen.
But do you recall?
The most famous reindeer of all?


Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Had a very shiny nose
And if you ever saw it
You would even say it glows
And all of the other reindeer
Used to laugh and call him names
They never let poor Rudolph
Join in any reindeer games

Then one foggy Christmas Eve,
Santa came to say,
Rudolph with your nose so bright,
Won't you guide my sleigh tonight?

Then all the other reindeer loved him,
And shouted out with glee,
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
You'll go down in history

Then one foggy Christmas Eve,
Santa came to say,
Rudolph with your nose so bright,
Won't you guide my sleigh tonight?

Then all the other reindeer loved him,
And shouted out with glee,
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
You'll go down in history
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
You'll go down in history

8. O Christmas Tree

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas tree,
How lovely are your branches!
O Christmas Tree, O Christmas tree,
How lovely are your branches!
In beauty green will always grow
Through summer sun and winter snow.
O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree,
How lovely are your branches!

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas tree,
You are the tree most loved!
O Christmas Tree, O Christmas tree,
You are the tree most loved!
How often you give us delight
In brightly shining Christmas light!
O Christmas Tree, O Christmas tree,
You are the tree most loved!

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas tree,
Your beauty green will teach me
O Christmas Tree, O Christmas tree,
Your beauty green will teach me
That hope and love will ever be
The way to joy and peace for me.
O Christmas Tree, O Christmas tree,
Your beauty green will teach me.

9. Santa Claus is Coming To Town

Oh you better watch out, you better not cry

You better not pout, I'm telling you why

Santa Claus is coming to town


He's making a list and checkin' it twice

He's gonna find out who's naughty or nice

Santa Claus is coming to town


He sees when you're sleeping

He knows when you're awake

He knows if you've been bad or good

So be good for goodness sake


Oh, you better watch out, you better not cry

You better not pout, I'm telling you why

Santa Claus is coming to town


The kids in girl and boy land

Will have a jubilee

They're gonna build a Toyland 

All around the Christmas tree


So you better watch out, you better not cry

You better not pout, I'm telling you why

Santa Claus is coming to town

Santa Claus is coming to town

Santa Claus is coming to town





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